Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War

Worship
Today at the Cathedral View More
8:00am Holy Communion
10:15am Choral Mattins
11:30am Sung Eucharist
3:15pm Choral Evensong
4:45pm Sunday Organ Recital - Jean-Luc Thellin
6:00pm Eucharist

Commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War

This November we invite you to join us in commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War, to honour and remember those that made the ultimate sacrifice and to reflect on our role as peacemakers in our own age and as a followers of Jesus Christ. 

In addition to these services and events, the altar frontal embroidered by soldiers recovering from the worst effects of military action is displayed on the Cathedral floor and has been throughout the centenary years of the First World War. The altar frontal reminds us of the importance of rehabilitation for both body and mind, of the Christian hope in the resurrection and redemption, and indicates, mercifully, that great beauty can emerge from pain. You can read more about the altar frontal and the men who created it here.

Cruciform sculptures by Gerry Judah have been installed at the head of the nave which recall in their shape and colour the thousands of war grave white crosses placed in the war cemeteries across the world. On the arms of the cross are intricate models of contemporary and historical settlements decimated by conflict. The installations encourage reflection on the devastation of war, both 100 years ago and in our time, whilst also instilling a sense of hopefulness and a longing for peace. You can learn more about this installation here

The altar frontal will be on display inside the Cathedral until the end of 2018 and the Gerry Judah installation will remain at the Cathedral for a further three years. 


Sung Requiem for All Souls' Day
Friday 2 November
5pm
The annual service at which we remember the faithful departed - those that we love but no longer see. The Cathedral Consort will sing the Requiem setting by Mozart, accompanied by the City of London Sinfonia.
All are welcome to attend. Entry for services is always free.
Royal British Legion Garden of Remembrance
Monday 5 November 2018
11am
The annual ceremony at which the Royal British Legion dedicates a Garden of Remembrance at St Paul's with the laying of poppies in the Cathedral gardens.
The ceremony, within the Cathedral railings, is for ticket holders. All other people will be able to see the poppies after the ceremony and purchase a cross to plant from the RBL van near the Cathedral. 
Evensong sung by Deutscher Chor London
Monday 5 November 2018
5pm
The Deutscher Chor London sing Evensong with a specially chosen repertoire to tie in with our remembrance commemorations, including Responses by Sumsion, who served in Flanders, Canticles by Dyson, who served in the Royal Fusiliers, and an anthem called ‘Ich setze auf die Liebe’ written for the choir by contemporary British composer Orlando Gough as part of a cycle of songs based on poems by WW1 poets or related to the war. The words of the anthem is from a poem written by Hans Dieter Hüsch, a leading figure in the German Peace Movement.
All are welcome to attend. Entry for services is always free.
BBC Radio 3 Broadcast of Choral Evensong
Wednesday 7 November
3.30pm
Experience Choral Evensong under the Dome or tune in to hear the Choir of St Paul's as they perform works by Macmillan, Parry and Blatchly. 
All are welcome to attend. Entry for services is always free. Those wishing to attend this service should be seated by 3.15pm at the latest ahead of the broadcast.
Flanders Remembers Concert
Thursday 8 November 2018
7pm
The Flanders Symphony Orchestra and St Paul's Cathedral Choir, along with soloists Hanne Roos and Edward Grint and conducted by Dirk Brossé, perform Prologue by Dirk Brossé and The Cool Web: A Robert Graves Oratorio by Jools Scott.
A limited number of free tickets are available via Eventbrite
A Service of Remembrance
Sunday 11 November 2018
10.15am
A service of remembrance to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War including an act of remembrance. 
All are welcome to attend. Entry for services is always free.
Sung Requiem Eucharist
Sunday 11 November 2018
11.45am
A service of Eucharist with Fauré's Messe de Requiem, sung by the Cathedral Choir. 
All are welcome to attend. Entry for services is always free.
Altar Frontal Evensong
Sunday 11 November 2018
3.15pm
Choral Evensong to celebrate the First World War altar frontal which was embroidered by convalescing servicemen in Britain's military hospitals worked on the altar frontal as part of their recovery.
All are welcome to attend. Entry for services is always free.
St Paul's and the First World War
Tuesday 20 November 2018
1pm
To mark the centenary year of The Armistice, join Sarah Radford, Cathedral Archivist, and Simon Carter, Head of Collections, to examine what the Library and Archives of St Paul’s reveal about the role of the Cathedral during World War One.
This is a free event, please register for tickets here